A Disciplined Approach to Investing: Taking Emotion Out of the Equation

By Brent Leadbetter

MARCH 2012 Read Time: 10 min

Executive Summary
Professional investors have emotions too, ones that prevent them making the best decisions for their clients. This lack of discipline affects not only traditional active managers, but also black box quantitative managers and the market as a whole.

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